Terry R. Galvin of Iowa City died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home, comforted by family. Funeral services were Aug. 24 at Unity Center of Cedar Rapids.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice.
Online condolences can be left at www.cedarmemorial.com.
Terry Roxie Galvin was born Aug. 11, 1942, in Portland, Ore. He was adopted in Red Wing, Minn., two years later by his parents, Eleanor and Francis “Pat” Galvin. Terry grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., where he graduated in 1960 from Patrick Henry High School. After high school Terry went through training with the U.S. Army and served in the reserves before receiving an honorable discharge. In 1962, he moved to Cedar Rapids with his family, where he enrolled in Cedar Rapids Business College. It was there he met the love of his life and bride of nearly 50 years, Verna Mae Pasker. Verna Mae and Terry married the following autumn on Oct. 5, 1963.
Terry and Verna moved to Hastings, Neb. in 1966 and adopted their eldest daughter, Jackie Galvin in 1968. Four years later, in 1972, they adopted their second daughter, Michelle Galvin. In 1981, he moved his family to Iowa.
Terry worked several jobs over the years including retail, as an electrician, in the printing industry and most recently at the University of Iowa in resident services, until he retired in the spring of 2010. Terry was a member of the Unity Center of Cedar Rapids.
He is survived by his wife, Verna Mae Galvin; his two daughters, Jackie (Tony Taddonio) Galvin of North Liberty and Michelle (Brian Mildenstein) Galvin of Iowa City; and three grandchildren, Eleanor Mildenstein, Henry Mildenstein and Emily Taddonio.
He is also survived by Verna’s five siblings, their spouses and his many nieces and nephews.